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EarthLink internet speeds and plans

PackageInternet typeSpeedPrice*Shop plans
EarthLink Fiber 100Fiber100 Mbps$59.95/mo.*Shop EarthLink Plans
EarthLink Fiber 500Fiber500 Mbps$79.95/mo.*Shop EarthLink Plans
EarthLink Fiber 1 GigFiber1,000 Mbps$89.95/mo.*Shop EarthLink Plans
EarthLink Fiber 2 GigFiber2000 Mbps$129.95/mo.*Shop EarthLink Plans
EarthLink Fiber 5 GigFiber5,000 Mbps$189.95/mo.Shop EarthLink Plans
EarthLink10-80 Mbps InternetDSL10 Mbps-80 Mbps$49.95/mo.-$69.95/mo.*Shop EarthLink Plans
EarthLink LTE Home 50 GB-150 GBFixed wirelessUp to 100 Mbps$64.95/mo.-$149.95/mo.Shop EarthLink Plans

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EarthLink offers a variety of plans at affordable prices. If you’re not an EarthLink customer and would like to become one, enter your zip code below to find out if EarthLink is available in your area.

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Why is my EarthLink internet speed slower than advertised?

Internet providers’ advertised speeds generally reflect the plan’s maximum speed, and EarthLink’s advertised speeds are no different. EarthLink doesn’t own its own internet infrastructure—instead, it rents bandwidth on other providers’ networks to sell to its customers. This means that speeds and reliability can vary by region, depending on which other providers EarthLink works with to provide coverage to that area. Fortunately, EarthLink has excellent customer service, so if you experience any problems at all, the best solution is to contact EarthLink and ask for assistance.

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How do EarthLink internet speed test results compare to competitors?

ProvidersAverage download speedAverage upload speedAverage latency
EarthLink N/AN/AN/A
120.28 Mbps312.38 Mbps24.67 ms
Xfinity 155.68 Mbps194.79 Mbps23.45 ms

How do EarthLink’s advertised internet speeds compare to competitors?

ProvidersSpeedPriceShop plans
EarthLink 10–5,000 Mbps$49.95–$189.95/mo.*View Plans
25–5,000 Mbps$55.00–$180.00/mo.
Xfinity 75–1,200 Mbps$30.00–$80.00/mo.View Plans

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How much internet speed do you need?

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What is a good internet speed?

Internet speedHow fast is this?What you can do
0–5 MbpsVery slowSend emails, search on Google, stream video in SD on one device
5–40 MbpsSlow to moderateStream video in HD on three or four devices, play online games
40–100 MbpsModerate to fastStream easily on multiple devices in HD or 4K, download big files quickly, run several smart devices
100–500 MbpsVery fastStream in 4K on more than five devices simultaneously, download massive files quickly, host a livestream
500–1,000+ MbpsExtremely fastStream in 4K on 10+ devices, run 10+ smart-home devices at a time, do basically anything on lots of devices
1,200–5,000 MbpsFaster than you needOperate a bitcoin-mining farm with two dozen computers, watch Frozen in 4K on 100 devices at the same time

About our EarthLink internet speed test

The EarthLink internet speed measures three things:

Download speed: The speed at which your device pulls data from the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.

Upload speed: The speed at which your device sends data to the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.

Latency (Ping): The time (measured in milliseconds) it takes for a signal to travel from your device to an internet server and back. Lower latency means your connection has a better response time for activities like gaming and livestreams.

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How does the EarthLink internet speed test work?

Our speed test measures your internet speed by connecting to a nearby server and sending data back and forth. By comparing how long it takes for this test data to go back and forth, we can find out how your connection performs. This tells us the speed of your home’s internet connection, although it can be impacted by a bottleneck in your connection, such as a slow wireless router, this will impact the results of the test. To get a more accurate measurement of your internet connection, we suggest plugging your device directly into your router using an Ethernet cable, rather than connecting wirelessly.

EarthLink internet speed FAQ

How fast are EarthLink internet speeds?

EarthLink offers a wide range of plans depending on your area. These plans range all the way from sub-broadband speeds all the way up to 5 Gbps fiber connections, so no matter what speed you want, Earthlink has it.

How do I get faster internet?

You can get faster internet by upgrading your internet plan. If you can’t upgrade your current speeds and feel stuck with bad service, you can also switch to a new provider.

Run a search with your zip code below to see what kinds of speeds you can get in your area.

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Is fiber better than cable and DSL?

Fiber is the best type of internet you can get. It is faster and more reliable than cable and DSL, usually at a comparable price.

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Should I get the fastest speed I can afford?

EarthLink offers some of the highest speeds of any provider in the US, but not everyone needs multigigabit speeds. For those who use the internet only for basic activities like checking email and paying bills, a slower connection can provide the exact same online experience as a superfast one, but at a much lower monthly cost.

If you’re not sure how much internet speed your household needs to get by, try out our handy tool for a recommendation.

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